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Original article published in Christian Today on 1/31/2016
250 religious leaders from both the Muslim and Evangelical communities signed a declaration in Marrakesh calling on the countries of the Muslim world to protect Christians facing persecution. The Marrakesh declaration was signed during an interfaith gathering in Morocco initiated by Pastor Bob Roberts of the Church of Northwood in Texas.
The declaration hopes to push Muslim leaders to provide protection to Christian populations in their countries. The document emphasizes a history of Muslim-Christian coexistence, “we call upon the various religious groups bound by the same national fabric to address their mutual state of selective amnesia that blocks memories of centuries of joint and shared living on the same land, […] We call upon them to rebuild the past by reviving this tradition of conviviality, and restoring our shared trust that has been eroded by extremists using acts of terror and aggression.”